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Warm Handmade Crafts is the ticket when the winter woollies are looking desirable and the cold snaps become a little too frequent and "brrr" is the involuntary word of the day.

This is another in a series of little hand warmers for 2012. This is undoubtedly my favourite so far.

I have always loved the look of Romance, Seduction, & Intrigue that seems to be linked (at least, in my mind) with long gloves. I think long gloves used to be called "Opera Gloves"; arising from the tradition where going to operas were a major form of social and cultured entertainment and the ladies always dressed up and worn long, elegant gloves.

Long Romance Crochet Fingerless Gloves Hand Warmers

"Long Romance" fingerless hand and wrist warmer

Anyone into handmade crafts will truly enjoy the uniqueness of this piece. This set of gloves has a Feminine Romance & Charm - ideal for work and play, and even Seduction!!!!.

You know they don't like cold hands on certain body parts!!!
Long Romance Crochet Fingerless Gloves Hand Warmers

I love fingerless gloves and mitts. In the cold, my fingers get really chilly and worse, they get stiff. That makes it virtually impossible or at best, very hard to bead tiny beads, to knit, crochet, sew, and even type smoothly on the keyboard. If you have never used a fingerless gloves but feel the chill in your hands, then this is a must for you. You will be amazed at how much warmer your hands become and as a consequence, your fingers can also function with nimble mobility again.

There is one more great reason why fingerless gloves of these designs are so practical and desirable. Not only will you have wamth and looks for your hands and fingers, but you can even wear your rings and still show them off!

Handmade Crafts: Work Details and Photos

How to Make Crochet Finglerless Gloves?

I am just putting down some notes on the making of this pair of open crochet work fingerless gloves. It will make more sense if you already know some basic crocheting.

For this pair of gloves, I wanted Warmth coupled with Feminity. I used scallop crocheting to achieve the lacy, feminine look. The edges are enhanced scallops. The "frills" on the (arm) end and the crochet flower topped with thick Mother of Pearl beads all work together to create this Long Romance gloves.

Sorry the colors don't quite look the same. It has something to do with the different time of day I took the pics as well as using different cameras. Also the yarn is an intriguing mix of blended colors.

The main stitch pattern for the body is one row of "scallops" from 5 Triple Crochet stitches into one stitch.
The next row is also made of "scallops" but this time it is ([1chain + 1 Triple Crochet] x3) + 1 Chain - into one stitch.
These two rows are repeated throughout the piece.

Long Romance Crochet Fingerless Gloves Hand Warmers

The flowers are made separates. They are made from 5 "petals" - each made of 5 chains. Top it with Mother of Pearl buttons and sewn onto the flower.
Note: To accurately place the flower, it is recommended to wear the gloves and then place the flower to get a correct visual placement. Once satisfied, the flower can be sewn onto the gloves.

These are extra special Mother of Pearl buttons. They were gifted to me and must be at least 30-40 years old. I have not seen them anywhere else so cannot buy new ones. They are thick buttons with a smooth, deep, creamy lustre.

The frilly edging (on the arm end) is created by making a nother scallop egde (so that you end up with scallop curving edges). Then make 3 chains into each stitch to create the "frills".

Long Romance Crochet Fingerless Gloves Hand Warmers
Yarn Content
  • 100% Peruvian Highland Wool

As with most handmade crafts, a bit of loving care will ensure the longevity and optimal upkeep of the piece.

  • Recommended: Hand wash in Cold or Warm water.
    IMPORTANT! Do NOT wash in washing machine. Do NOT wash in hot water.
    100% Wool will shrink ("felt") with hot water and/or overly vigorous friction.
  • Use dry towel to absorb moisture.
  • Dry flat to prevent misshaping items.

Size: Small

SOLD (CH0251)
15 April 2012

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